Council Endorses Police Anti-Crime Plan
June 27, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – The city council on Monday supported the Anti-Crime Action Plan (ACAP) of the Baguio City Police Office.
The body adopted the proposed resolution of commendation and support of council committee on public protection and safety chair Councilor Roberto Ortega for the plan which lays down the BCPO’s anti-crime strategies.
The ACAP which was submitted by city police officer-in-charge Police Sr. Supt. Rolando Miranda to the city council for endorsement and subsequently for approval by Mayor Mauricio Domogan lays down the operational programs or strategies to be undertaken by the BCPO “to enhance the campaign on crime prevention and control with the involvement of the various sectors of the community in relation to the implementation of the Police Integrated Patrol System (PIPS) and other crime prevention efforts.”
It was updated “to further enhance and strengthen their campaign against criminality, insurgency, terrorism and other related threats or violence; and to ensure that the City of Baguio remains to be a safe place to live, visit, work, study and do business.”
Ortega said the plan will address the needs of the city where the crime situation “is still controllable, however, some crimes against person and property, such as physical injury, rape, theft and robbery are still prevalent.”
Miranda said the plan is anchored on two-fold functions particularly law enforcement and community service.
“Likewise, innovative approaches and best practices in policing have been infused guided with the emerging concept of good governance as espoused by the Performance Governance System and the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030,” Miranda said.
In the plan, the police spelled out the anti-crime strategies on police operation prioritization, inter-operability of units, special operations, enforcement of city ordinances , beat patrol and mobile patrol, mobilization and utilization of force multipliers, operational dashboard, involvement of the local government unit and other sectors, implementation of the PIPS in focus areas, OPLAN Night Watch, integrated barangay defense system (IBDS), strengthening responsible parenthood, installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and implementation of Oplan Baguio Shield or three-layered security rings./A Refuerzo